Philippa Lester and Diane Saunders: From the Leylands to Leeds 17, Saturday 6th June, Leeds Church Institute

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06/06/2015 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Leeds Church Institute

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Diane and Philippa book Nov 2015 001Published in November 2014 and selling over 800 copies, From The Leylands to Leeds 17 was co-authored by first time published writers Philippa Lester and Diane Saunders. In this event, they will explain how a small one off community project became a 400 page coffee table book encompassing over 100 interviews, many family photographs and documents and hours of writing during the four years they took to produce the book.

Philippa Lester worked in Further Education for many years. After retirement she turned social entrepreneur and wrote From the Leylands to Leeds 17 together with Diane Saunders. Diane works in Financial Services and has many other interests including politics and community activism.  They continue to work together on other literary projects.

This is a free event but booking is recommended. Phone 0113 391 7928 or email 


As a major partner in the Leeds Big Bookend Festival, the Leeds Church Institute (LCI) is hosting a stream of socially engaged and participatory literary events for the festival. Come and join us for a thought-provoking day that celebrates the rich diversity of Leeds. LCI is found opposite the Corn Exchange and above the shop, Out of this World.

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